Penck, Albrecht, 1858-

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Albrecht Penck was born on 25 September 1858 in Reudnitz, near Leipzig. In 1885, he was appointed professor of geography at the University of Vienna, a post he held until 1906 when he was appointed professor of geography at the University of Berlin and director of the Institutes of Oceanology and Geography in Berlin. Penck specialized in geomorphology and climatology and was noted for his study of glaciation, his pioneering classification of landforms, and his work in the development of modern regional geography. As president of the Gesellschaft fur Erdkunde in Berlin, Penck was approached by Filchner to approve his plan for the German South Polar Expedition, 1911-1912 (leader Wilhelm Filchner). Penck died in Prague on 7 March 1945.

Published work, Die Alpen im Eiszeitalter (German) by Albrecht Penck, Chr. Herm. Tauchnitz Leipzig (1909) SPRI Library Shelf (234.3) 551.336

From the guide to the Albrecht Penck collection, 1910-1913, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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creatorOf Penck, Albrecht, b. 1858. Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to Sollas, n.p., 1907 Dec. 22. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Bell, Robert, 1841-1917. Papers, 1873-1907. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Albrecht Penck collection, 1910-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Albrecht Penck collection, 1910-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Fritz Heim collection, 1911-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Russell, Richard Joel, 1895-. Papers, [ca. 1930s-1971]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949. Papers of Bailey Willis, 1856-1957 (bulk 1880-1949). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Johannes Mller collection, 1911 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Penck, Albrecht, b. 1858. Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to Sollas, n.p., 1907 Dec. 22. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Richard Joel Russell papers, [ca. 1930s-1971], Circa 1930-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wilhelm Filchner collection, 1910-1911 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Bell, Robert, 1841-1917. person
associatedWith Bruce William Speirs 1867-1921 person
associatedWith Filchner, Wilhelm person
associatedWith Filchner Wilhelm 1877-1957 person
associatedWith German Antarctic Expedition 1911-1912 corporateBody
associatedWith Heim, Fritz person
associatedWith Mill Hugh Robert 1861-1950 person
associatedWith Mller Johannes person
associatedWith Mller, Johannes person
associatedWith Penck, Albrecht person
associatedWith Russell, Richard Joel, 1895- person
associatedWith Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949. person
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Birth 1858-09-25

Death 1945-03-07

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